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  • The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
    Yahoo! and across the Web for Thursday April 12, 2012
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    Research by Search editor Liz Streng

    A baby is found miraculously alive after 12 hours in the morgue. A Fox News mole's secret status is short-lived. North Korea flexes its muscles again on the world stage.  See what else is revealed in today's top searches across the Web.

    STANDOUT SPIKES

    • Baby Alive in Morgue: A baby was found alive in a coffin in an Argentine hospital morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared stillborn. The baby is improving, but questions remain for the hospital responsible for the near-fatal mistake. Related searches: miracle morgue baby, miracle morgue baby improving, baby in morgue
    • Joe Muto: A little more than 24 hours after Gawker published the first anonymous post written by a Fox News employee, the cable channel caught and fired the "mole." Fox News said it had identified Gawker's "Fox News mole" as Joe Muto. --
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    Listening to music can have a profound effect on the human brain. In "Alive Inside," a documentary produced by Ximotion Media, producers follow social worker Yvonne Russell's attempt to reinvigorate nursing home patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A clip of the YouTube video has gone viral, and it is pulling at people's heartstrings.

    Nursing home resident Henry is given an iPod loaded with popular music from his younger days, including some of his favorite songs. Henry, who once sat hunched over and barely spoke, lights up with life and expression as he sings along and bobs his head to the music. The normally unresponsive man is now animated and wants to converse about the music he just listened to.

    Neurologist Oliver Sacks, who makes an appearance in the video, says that "music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory and brings back the feeling of life

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  • 041112_birth_control_pillsThe report that teen pregnancy is an all-time low in America comes out at a time when birth control has re-emerged as a political issue. Since January alone, the Susan G. Komen flap, Rush Limbaugh's "slut" controversy, a birth control pill recall, and health care reform have all kept contraception in the headlines. The past week alone saw religious leaders speak out against the health-care coverage of contraception and the exit of Rick Santorum, whose "presence in the race pushed to the fore polarizing social issues, such as abortion, access to birth control and gays in the military" (AP).

    [Related: Birth-control pioneer says fight had personal costs]

    With the GOP presidential hopeful out, the focus on contraception might shift during the rest of the election campaign season, although arguments over contraceptive policies in healthcare reform will still keep it in the mix. Below, a look at the teen pregnancy report and contraception controversies.

    The numbers on teen pregnancy:

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  • The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
    Yahoo! and across the Web for Wednesday April 11, 2012
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    Research by Search editor Liz Streng

    George Zimmerman will have his day in court. A new criminal tops the list of America's most wanted.  Eager concertgoers are finally given the much anticipated lineup for the summer's biggest music festival.  Catch up on what's topping today's searches.

    STANDOUT SPIKES

    • Zimmerman Charged: George Zimmerman is to be charged in the February shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. "State Attorney Angela Corey is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla., related to the Martin investigation." -- CBS News Related searches: george zimmerman, george zimmerman charged
    • FBI Most Wanted List: Alleged child pornographer Eric Toth has been added to the top 10, taking one of the spots left open by Osama bin Laden and Whitey Bulger. Related searches: fbi's most wanted, fbi most
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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has shocked the world by responding to a superviral blog, and she's having fun with it. If one of the highest ranking officials in the U.S. government got her own Tumblr page, what would it look like? No need to guess. If you're one of the millions of people who had the link to the blog Texts from Hillary sent to you, you're already familiar with the fake blog about what Clinton might say in texts to famous politicians and celebrities.

    It all began with a photograph of Clinton wearing a power suit with dark sunglasses as she sat checking her cell phone onboard a military aircraft. The Tumblr page was created by Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe as a joke to poke fun at the now infamous picture. The original blog featured faux text exchanges between Clinton and people like Oprah, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

    Well, the

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